Review of five cases and analysis of national Hospital Episode Statistics
A limitation of our study is that Hospital Episode Statistics
do not record whether patients inject drugs, and therefore a proxy was used.
Hospital episode statistics
, England: Financial year 1993-1994; volume 1.
Researchers in Birmingham and Wales collaborated to examine England's Hospital Episode Statistics
for the numbers of people attending hospital for the removal of something stuck in their nose or ear.
The most commonly affected age group was children under nine, with 1,159 admitted to hospital, according to the HSCIC's latest Hospital Episode Statistics
The Hospital Episode Statistics
is a census of discharges from English National Health Service hospitals.
For example, 2 separate records and hence episodes are generated in Hospital Episode Statistics
(HES) if a patient is initially admitted to Accident and Emergency and subsequently transferred to a neurology ward.
The four doctors, who work for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London, have written a letter about the errors, discovered in Hospital Episode Statistics
(HES) data, to the British Medical Journal.
For the English hospitals, we used Hospital Episode Statistics
(or the equivalent Secondary Uses Service data warehouse), which cover all admissions to NHS (public) hospitals.
To investigate this claim, we analyzed data for January 2000 through December 2010, using several national data sources: Hospital Episode Statistics
, routine laboratory reporting, death certificate data, and HIV surveillance data.
The information - published on the Hospital Episode Statistics
website - shows average waiting times for A&E at different times of the day across all ten Strategic Health Authorities (SHA).